"I love my country and this is a moment in time where I feel a sense of responsibility to stand up and fight for the best of who we are," Harris explained to the hosts of GMA. Her bid comes 47 years after Shirley Chislom became the first black woman to run for president and people have already picked up on the fact that the candidate's just released campaign materials pay homage to the trailblazing figure.
The poetic timing of her announcement coinciding with Martin Luther King Jr. Day is not lost on Harris either, "he was aspirational like our country is aspirational. We know that we've not yet reached those ideals. But our strength is that we fight to reach those ideals. So today, the day we celebrate Dr. King, is a very special day for all of us as Americans and I'm honored to be able to make my announcement on the day we commemorate him."
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